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and heiress to Thomas de Hellebec, knight of the shire for the county, and last male heir of the name. The Blenkensops flourished here till the time of Charles I. when one of the name of Thomas alienated the estates of the family.
Warcop Hall On the left is Warcop-hall, once the property of a most ancient and considerable family, but transferred by sale, in the time of Queen Elizabeth, to the Braithwaites: it of late years passed into other names. WARCOP-HALL
I traversed Sandford-heath, over which runs the Roman road, which is continued through the county from Brougham by Verterae, thence by Stanmore, and Maiden-castle, a small Roman fort, and again by Rerecross, where there is another small fort, near which it enters Yorkshire, pointing in a line to the station near Greata-bridge. Small encampments are still to be seen on the heath, and some tumuli of a considerable size. The country to the right is bounded by rude rocky fells, and to the left rises prettily into small inclosed hills.
St Michael, Bongate From an eminence I had a fine view of Appleby-castle, and the windings of the Eden beneath its lofty wooded banks. In descending I passed by the little church of Bondgate, so called from its having been in feudal times

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